Discover one of Latin America's most diverse and compelling countries with the definitive travel guide to Costa Rica, researched by Rough Guides' expert authors. In-depth coverage of Costa Rica's awe-inspiring scenery guides you to the most rewarding destinations - both big-hitters and low-key, tourist-free spots - and the best ways to experience them. Whether you want to soak in a hot spring or go white water rafting, walk through the canopy of a cloud forest or just sit back and enjoy some of the finest coffee on earth, we've got you covered. The Rough Guide to Costa Rica brings to life Costa Rica's incomparable wildlife with stunning colour photography and, as over a quarter of the country is protected land, you'll have plenty of chances to see it. With turtle-nesting beaches, jewel-like butterflies and frogs, and more bird species than the US and Canada combined, the "Rich Coast" more than lives up to its name. The Rough Guide to Costa Rica also includes easy-to-use maps, reliable advice on how to get around, and up-to-date reviews of the best hotels, hostels, eco lodges, restaurants, bars, clubs and shops - for all budgets - to ensure that you don't miss a thing.